Baudhayana Dharmasutra

by Georg Bühler | 1882 | 56,962 words

The prashnas of the Dharmasutra of Baudhayana consist of the Srautasutra and other ritual treatises, the Sulvasutra which deals with vedic geometry, and the Grihyasutra which deals with domestic rituals. The Dharmasutra of Baudhayana like that of Apastamba also forms a part of the larger Kalpasutra. Likewise, it is composed of prashnas which liter...

Praśna II, Adhyāya 5, Kaṇḍikā 10

1. Om, I satiate the fathers, Svadhā, adoration! the grandfathers; the great-grandfathers; the mothers; the grandmothers; the great-grandmothers; the maternal grandfathers; the maternal grandmother; the mother's grandmother; the mother's great-grandmother.

2. 'Om, I satiate the teacher (ācārya), Svadhā, adoration! the wife of the teacher; the friends; the wives of the friends; the relatives; the wives of the relatives; the inmates of the house (amātya); the wives of the inmates of the house; all; the wives of all.'

3. He pours the water out from the several Tīrthas (of the hand sacred to the several deities).[1]

4. (He recites at the end of the rite the following[2] Mantra): '(Ye waters), who bring food, ambrosia, clarified butter, milk, and barley-gruel, are food for the manes; satiate my ancestors! May you be satiated, may you be satiated!'

5. Let him not perform ceremonies in honour of the gods while his clothes are wet, or while he is dressed in one garment only,.

6. Nor those connected with the manes. That is the opinion) of some (teachers).

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I.e. the water must be poured out in accordance with the rule given above.


Vājasaneyi Saṃhitā II, 34. The translation of the Mantra follows Govinda's explanation.

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